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. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ meteorologist, david murphy. we're on several breaking stories on this tuesday, august 19th. a philadelphia police officer was wounded and a suspect is dead after a late night shootout. we have the late nest a live report. >> and more violence erupts in ferguson, missouri overnight. 10 days after police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. >> the personal information of millions of people is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network: good morning, i'm tamala edwards along with sharrie william. we start with breaking news. a philadelphia police officer was shot overnight after an
exchange of gunfire with the suspect. we've just learned that there suspect is dead. >> shots rang out just before 1:00 a.m. in the tacony section of the city. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live from einstein hospital where the officer is right now with the very latest on this breaking news story this morning. hi, katherine. >> reporter: hi, sharrie. i want to start by saying the officer is in stable condition at the hospital. he's from the 15th district, he's a 14 year veteran of the philadelphia police department, he's married. he has a three week old child and his family was here at the hospital with him. as for the suspect, he was pronounced dead earlier this morning and this gun was recovered at the scene. this all happened around 12:45 this morning. the officer and his partner respond d to a radio call for a man with a gun on the 6400 block of ditman street in tacony. they were on their way and they heard the description of the suspect and they remembered seeing him a block back and when they turned around and spotted hum at mcgee and torresdale police
say the suspect immediately fired his weapon. the officer and three other officers returned fire. the police then was struck. he was grazed in the head. the police commissioner was here at the hospital visiting with the officer who was alert and talking. >> there's a graze wound to the left side of his head as was mentioned, some bleeding and so forth but he's alert and talking. he's very fortunate. but a half inch over a bit more and we would be planning a funeral now. >> reporter: and police do have a tentative i.d. of the suspect but they are awaiting fingerprints as is protocol when an officer fires his weapon, internal affairs is investigating and the district attorney will also be reviewing this case. we're live at einstein medical center, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> katherine and we have been following the story since it broke both on air and on 6abc.com. whenever there's breaking news you can get it on the new 6abc.com on are smartphone or your tablet and the 6abc news
app is free for your apple or android device. >> time now for a quick check of the accuweather forecast. >> and for that let's go over to meteorologist, david murphy. he's got more on what we can expect today. good morning, david. >> good morning, tam and sharrie and yeah, we have another nice start in terms of cloud cover. most of the cloud cover down to the south. couple of little sprinkles really evaporating before they hit the ground. we're looking after higher humidity especially south of the region but so far so good in terms of how it looks out there and in terms of temperatures. we're at 71 degrees, allentown still in the upper 50's, 60 trenton, 63 reading and 68 in wilmington and 74 in sea isle city and up the coast on the boardwalk in atlantic city. as you head outside today it's going to be mainly clear and faly comfortable. it might be a little bit mug but as the sun comes up you're not going to feel at this time all that much. 68 by 6 o'clock and 71 degrees by 8:00 a.m.
as we roll through the day it will be a warm one. 80 by noon i'm going to go with partly sunny sun and clouds kind of mix today. i think the farther north you are the better chance you have of seeing more sun, the farther south a few more clouds. 84 is your high at 3 o'clock and then by 6 o'clock we're back down to 81 degrees. a little bit muggier today than it was yesterday but sharrie looks like we'll be dry. we could change, though, in terms of precipitation as we go later into the work week and i'll have details coming up in that seven day. okay. >> all right. see you then david. thank you. philadelphia police release a surveillance picture of a person of interin the deadly shooting outside the dell music center that happened last week. detectives want you to take a good look at the man in this photo. they say they want to talk to him about last wednesday's incident. year old alexis guevera died after he was shot. he was attending a peace concert held in honor of several murder victims.
if you recognize the man in this photo philadelphia police want to hear from you. also in the city of philadelphia police need your help identifying this man. surveillance cameras captured him burglarizing a port richmond jewelry store august 7th. he rammed a u-haul truck into gold finger's jewelers on the 2400 block of venango. once inside he kicked and smashed cases and took off with pricey jewels. if you see him, police say do not approach him, just simply call 911. >> now to ferguson, missouri. it was another tense night now 10 days after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. again protesters clashed with police and officers responded by firing tear gas and flash grenades. schools have been canceled for the rest of the week. abc news reporter tahman bradley is live in ferguson with the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, tam. the governor lifted the curfew and sent in the national guard to protect peaceful demonstrators but overnight
things again spiraled out of control. at least two people were shot and there were more than 30 arrests. overnight the streets of ferguson again looked like a war zone. the missouri national guard assisting state and local police but there was little order. angry demonstrators lobbed molotov cocktails and other objects. police fired back with tear gas. there were multiple arrests. >> i want to encourage the good people of this area to come out and protest tomorrow during the daytime hours. make your voices heard when you can be seen and when you're not the cover for violent agitators. >> reporter: at the heart of this unrest, the death of 18-year-old michael brown. officer darren wilson shot and killed the unarmed teen. preliminary autopsy results confirm brown was shot multiple times including twice in the head. >> at least six shots. could be more. but at least six. >> reporter: the medical
examiner hired by brown's family says when officer wilson opened fire the teen was either charging forward or raising his hands to surrender >> the muzzle of the the gun was at least two or 3 feet away, it could have been 30 feet away. it would be the same thing. >> reporter: police say brown approached officer wilson's car looking for a fight. >> it is our understanding at this point in the investigation that within the police car there was a struggle over the officer's weapon. >> reporter: exactly what happened in that moment when brown and the officer came face to face will be key to whether officer wilson is charged. a grand jury could hear evidence as soon as wednesday. now, there is no sign that ferguson will be returning to normal any time soon. the start of the school year is delayed. there's a no fly zone over the city and the national guard, they're not going anywhere. live in ferguson, tahman bradley, channel 6 "action news." >> okay, tahman, thank you for that live report from ferguson. we're also updating our web site, 6abc.com with the very latest on the situation
in ferguson right now. you can find more information on the independent autopsy of michael brown plus arresting photos of confrontations between protesters and police. and "good morning america" will continue our coverage of this developing story. stay tuned for their live report from ferguson, missouri coming up at 7:00 a.m. that's right after "action news." the search continues for the third suspect in a brutal beating of a ranger in love park. the action cam was there as police brought in two teenagers for questioning yesterday. one of them is 19-year-old curtis tanner. he's the man who admited to his role in the attack during an interview with "action news." tanner and two others were caught on camera stomping and spitting on the ranger who was trying to enforce the park's no skateboarding policy. runners may have noticed philadelphia police officers on patrol on kelly drive last night. the increased presence is in response to a couple being
attacked near the intersection of brewery hill drive earlier this week. two men allegedly hit the pair in the head, then took off toward the art museum. police are still looking for the suspects. >> now going on to business, the pennsylvania health department says it has a better protocol for dealing with complaints related to national -- natural gas drilling. doctors will n haveore environmental healthfile complaints and they'll have more access to more info online, too. going on, a company called fisherman's energy wants to build a wind mill power project off the coast of ac. an appeals court says the state board of public utilities has to consider it. the pitch has been rejected for several reasons. turning to the wall street, stocks bounced back in a big way monday. futures seem to be pointing to a higher open. if you're looking for a new car, maybe consider this. the 2015 corvette sting ray might give you a little bit of
peace of mind when you valle the car. it lets you record video, audio, even see where the car is when it's with the attendant. sharrie, do you ever wonder what they're doing with your car. >> a smart car, what else is coming. tam, thanks. happening today a maryland casino is looking to hire people who are losing their jobs in atlantic city. maryland live is holding job fairs today and tomorrow. the hanover casino is hoping to hire 50 workers. 8,000 casino employees will lose their jobs when the showboat, trump plaza and revel casinos shut down over the next several weeks. you can find more information about this job fair. just go the our web site, 6abc.com. >> i know all the people out there looking, good luck. >> it is 4:40. new stories you didn't see last night. new developments if the case of a missing model. she disappeared near two weeks ago. the good news the police released overnight. >> then a woman out west, well, she took a joyride in a stolen police car. we've got the video.
david. >> pretty nice day at the pool today. in fact, maybe a little more necessary today than yesterday because the humidity is up a little bit. we'll be in the 80's this afternoon. sun mixing with clouds. sunscreen still important. but what about the rest of the work week? we do have the threat of that rain moving in. i'll have the latest coming up in a couple of minutes with the accuweather 7-day
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storm tracker 6 double scan shows you outside of cape may county right at the tip we're dry across the region. might be a sprinkle down there this morning and that's not going to last long. as we take a look outside we have sky 6 and there's center city and things are fairly nice out there right now. dewpoints a little bit higher but with the sun still down below the horizon it really doesn't feel all that bad. temperatures a little bit warmer today than it was this time yesterday. we're at 71 degrees in philadelphia. your dewpoint is up over 60 which is that threshold for humid air, so a little humid out there. and winds like yesterday are running on the calm side. satellite radar shows you that we do have some cloud cover, especially south of philadelphia and that's because of a system that's kind of falling apart and moving away from us, again just a couple of light sprinkles for the next hour or so down south but most of you aren't going to see that. generally speaking we are going to see clouds mixing with sun today and overall it's going to be kind of a sun and clouds partly sunny forecast. 67 degrees at 8:00 a.m. 74 degrees at 11:00 a.m.
82 degrees at 2:00 and 84 is going to be your high today at about 3 o'clock before we dip back down to 52 degrees at 5 o'clock this afternoon. high temperatures across the region with that sun and clouds mix a-bit humid out there and highs in the mid 80's through much of the northern suburbs down to the i-95 corridor a little bit cooler down by the water but still 80 degrees an bit more humid than it was yesterday. for the phillies tonight, partly cloudy skies. it does look like it's going to be a little bit muggy. there's a slight chance of a late day thunderstorm -- excuse me not tonight, that would be tomorrow. tonight you'll be find, partly cloudy a bit humid 79 for the first pitch and 72 degrees in the ninth inning so not a bad forecast for tonight but you'll probably want a cool drink for that higher humidity. tomorrow we're looking at another partly sunny and seasonably warm day. it's going to be humid a-high of 85 degrees. there is a front out to the west of us tomorrow that will encourage a southerly flow that will keep us on the sticky side. now, late tomorrow and tomorrow night in the northern and western suburbs we'll be
on the lookout for the possible shower or thunderstorm popping in ahead of that front. it's not necessarily going to make it into our region but it's something to watch out for. on thursday, this frontal boundary pops through the cold front approach much there is the chance of a shower or maybe a thunderstorm on thursday and then by friday we're probably still dealing with the last remnants of that system with perhaps a morning shower before we start to dry out. your seven-day from accuweather, sun mixing with clouds today, a bit more humid and a high of 84. tomorrow warm and humid, 85. if we see a shower or a thunderstorm, it's probably late in the day in the northern and western suburbs. can't guarantee it but keep your eyes out for it and then more clouds on thursday, a high of 80. at this point there is the chance of some showers at times during the day. hopefully it dries out in time for the eagles game at night but for now we are going to call for the potential of a shower. a little bit muggy otherwise and temperatures falling through the 70's during that game with the steelers and of course it's right here on 6abc. and then behind that, 80 degrees on friday, a couple of lingering showers but i
could see some sun coming back in the afternoon. and it still looks like things dry out, clear out, get comfortable for the weekend. we're now going the go with highs in the upper 70's both saturday and sunday, absolutely delightful weather for the second half of august. partly sunny skies and great weather for the phillies and the union sunday night, a big national game and looks like monday is also good. >> okay, like that. >> uh-huh. >> david, thanks. meanwhile a california woman who took a joyride in a police cruise are was caught after a high speed chase. the 22-year-old can be seen on surveillance video scoping out the video when she opens the door and places her belongings insides. the woman walks away and even speaks with an officer. awhile later you see her reappear in another outfit and then she jumps in the car. police went in pursuit and eventually caught up with her as she takes off there. authorities are looking into why the keys were left in the vehicle in the first place. new this morning, a 22-year-old fashion model who
went missing nearly two weeks ago has been found. a -- she disappeared leaving a nightclub in new york city around midnight on august 6th. police say hopkins was found in a local hospital but did not provide any other details. the stunner has been featured on the pages of vogue and models for a number of designers. a hospital network is trying to stop the bleeding from a hacking breach. community health systems claims chinese hackers stole personal data on 4.5 million patients. they have names, social security numbers, addresses and phone numbers. the attack happened sometime in april and june. hospital officials say anyone who was treated in their network or referred there by a doctor in the past five years is affected. the hospitals in our area include chestnut hill hospital, pottstown, easton, phoenixville, brandywine, regional and salem memorial.
>> pretty big story. >> still ahead on "action news" an out of control suv slams into a california pizzeria leaving several hurt including three children. we'll have details. >> one zoo has taken the catwalk to a whole new level. details when "action news" comes right ♪ usyotr'sakethi o polvi ithofhengouhthoer
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serious condition after an suv slammed into a california pizza shop. los angeles officers say seven people in all were injured including three children. this video shows the white compact suv halfway inside the little caesar's surrounded by glass. authorities say three people appeared to have been hit directly by the suv. the others were lit with flying glass and debris. police say the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. a zoo fundraising group in japan has found a unique way to raise money. it's selling jeans that were ripped by lions, tigers and bears, yes, pretty neat. a volunteer group called moniko club created zoo jeans to raise money for the world wildlife fund and a local zoo. volunteers wrapped the jeans around tires and rubber balls and then tossed them into the animal's enclosures and of course they play around with them and tear them up. the couple sold three pairs of torn denim jeans for around
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and with matt o'donnell, tamala >> ♪ >> good morning, it's 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday, august 19th. matt o'donnell is off, sharrie williams is joining us and we're following some breaking news. >> a philadelphia police officer shot and wounded in the line of duty. we are live with the latest on the deadly confrontation